REFINEMENT OF EXECUTION

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF FOOTWEAR TRADITION

THE IDEA, A GREAT TRADITION RENEWING ITSELF

ENTIRELY HAND-MADE BY ARTISANS

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THE REFINEMENT OF EXECUTION MAKES THE PRODUCTION EXTREMELY LIMITED. CALZATURE UOMO E DONNA ARTIGIANALI.

ENTIRELY HAND-MADE BY ARTISANS

Shoe processing, from the preparation of the vamp to the mounting into the shoes tree, from the sewing of the first sole to the vamp and of the second to the rimming , requires complete mastery of working techniques at all stages, profound knoledge of the materials used and a manual relation – with no mediation to a machine – with the footwear to be produced. Executing the GOODYEAR processing is, in fact, an art that requires competence, calm, patience and, above all, precision. Needle, awl, string and pliers, everything must be every time well calibrated with accuracy, exactly the same way every part of the stitching is always controlled with. On every shoe, for instance, are used something like 250-270 stitches, during which a special grease mixt with tar is continuously passed into the string in order to get the stitch completely waterproof and strong.

THE SECRET OF UNPARALLELD TECHNICAL PERFECTION

GOODYEAR footwear is extremely smart and it conceals in itself the secret of an unreachable technical perfection. Look! Point by point, the main advantages. The first one concerns the strength of the sewing which, not being in contact with the corroding sweat of the foot and the continuous rubbing with the ground, last much longer than a normal shoes sewn at sight. The second one concerns raw materials which, being subjected to a particular processing so that they can support the stitch, they must be all first quality and strength. The third point concerns walking and adaption of the shoes to the foot which, in this case, after a first feeling of stiffness, combines itself perfectly to the foot, giving utmost nimbleness to the walk. Once executed the most important and delicate stage of sewing the vamp to the sole, known as “GOODYEAR processing” we go on setting the heel and milling all exceeding parts.

FOOTWEAR THAT BECOMES A PART OF YOU

Applying a slip with plantar, hot ironing, cold creaming and subsequent polishing and application of small orthopaedic clever devices – scrupulously complying with the foot anatomy – allow utmost nimbleness of walk. So, having obtained a very strong footwear, splendidly made, the prestige of the trademark is due to the love given to details, exactly as a shoemaker of the past would do, with a product made to measure. With fashion continuously changing, new ideas come and go, …taste, refinement, glamour remain: for this very reason, today more than ever, QUARVIF is a symbol of them.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF FOOTWEAR TRADITION

When you take a Quarvif shoe out of its carefully made packaging, what you hold in your hands is the result of a lengthy production process, each stage involving passion and creativity. Because each shoe model is born long before any of the master shoemakers cuts out the first leather prototype. Quarvif holds great store by tradition and its values, while living intensely in the present. This is why, the designers in this Veneto firm team absolutely classic models with ideas that rework shapes, materials or details, to offer their customers the values of a quality artisan product that is perfectly in line with fashion trends.

THE IDEA, A GREAT TRADITION RENEWING ITSELF

QUARVIF footwear is born from an idea which is the continuity of a style and it has a long artisan tradition behind. From the idea, we proceed to the sketch that is used as basis for the paper model which, applied in its turn on a wooden shape footlike, undergoes a perfectioning work. At this point we carry out the first prototype in hide, we try it, prove it and give it the finishing touch so that we can get the final model. This final model is used to get a shape in cardboard and by means of a pantograph, we obtain all the other measures similar to the model. Only after this first stage, we proceed to the proper shoe processing.

HIDES OF “NATURAL” TANNING AND DYED WITH ANILINE

According to the season, the working system and the drawing, for every model we choose the most suitable hides. For the wamp we choose calfskins, kid, cangaroo and buckskins – all hides of quality with the characteristcs of strenght, softness, perspiration and with a full and well marked print – ; for the sole we use leather which is always ox, cow, calf; while for the lining we use soft kidskins. Having made the choice, the model shapes are placed on the most even and central spots of the hide, tying to make the most of the full flower and we cut the various “patches” making up the shoe, using a hand cutter.

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“Not by chance was QuaAziendarvif founded, over fifty years ago in 1959, in the Riviera del Brenta, not far from Venice. This magical area, dotted with Palladian villas, has for centuries been home to beauty, the centenary tradition of shoe-making handed here from one generation to the next. This tradition was inherited first by the founder’s grandson, Vitale Quartiero, and has now been embraced by his son Andrea, who keeps it alive with a maniacal passion, interpreting it with equal mastery in today’s world, thanks to production of footwear that teams classic design with current fashions. For Quarvif each shoe bears the same importance as a piece of clothing, helping to define and narrate the personal style of the wearer. Quarvif shoes are therefore the perfect complement to the clothes and luxury that have made Italian fashion famous the world over. Every shoe is produced entirely by master shoemakers who have a deep knowledge of their art, with the hand stitching, prime quality leathers selected in their natural state, in-house dyeing using aniline colours, and exclusive details that have made it a sought-after brand worldwide. A member of the Associazione Maestri Calzaturieri Riviera del Brenta, the local master shoemakers’ association, Quarvif is today a synonym of quality, creativity and Italian tradition and the company exports 80% of its production to top stores around the world”.

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